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Exclamation [Q] DCIM folder missing

Hi Guys,

I am unable to create a DCIM folder on my device. Somehow it was cleared or deleted and now i cannot create a new one. As a result the camera doesn't save any photos.

Any tips?

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Sam
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Hi Guys,

I am unable to create a DCIM folder on my device. Somehow it was cleared or deleted and now i cannot create a new one. As a result the camera doesn't save any photos.

Any tips?

Thanks,
Sam
Camera should be creating it if it doesn't exist.. and I think it's also created when you flash a ROM :/
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well its missing. Camera is unable to create it and i am also unable to do it manually. Any other suggestions?
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well its missing. Camera is unable to create it and i am also unable to do it manually. Any other suggestions?
What do you mean you can't create it manually?
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Sounds like something went wrong with your /sdcard or permissions.

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Go to /data/media/0 if you have root then create the DCMI folder there.

Reboot your phone after that.
 
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What about flashing a new rom? Perhaps the same rom all over again?
 
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Hi Guys,

I am unable to create a DCIM folder on my device. Somehow it was cleared or deleted and now i cannot create a new one. As a result the camera doesn't save any photos.

Any tips?

Thanks,
Sam
Are you by any chance dual booting Android L?
 
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Hi Guys,

I am unable to create a DCIM folder on my device. Somehow it was cleared or deleted and now i cannot create a new one. As a result the camera doesn't save any photos.

Any tips?

Thanks,
Sam
you dont have to create one , it just be somewhere . try another file exployer.

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